Epic Epoch is not your average residency program. It is for the other artist, the emerging artist, the non-traditional, the self-motivated, the not-yet-represented. This is the first year of the Epic Epoch residency program at the Con Artist Collective.

This year 250 artists built profile pages with a website we made from scratch. Each artist’s page was critiqued by our judges who were hand-picked from global artistic institutions. There was a five round series of judging in which artists were chosen to receive one of five different opportunities. In Round One, Jill Conner selected five artists to receive free membership to Artists Studios, a database of non-represented New York artists. In Round Two, many artists were selected to receive discounted or free membership to the Con Artist Collective. In Round Three, two artists were chosen by Endless Editions to have their work printed and published internationally. In Round Four, six artists were selected for a group show in the Con Artist Gallery, The Epic Epoch Group Show. Round Five will see that one artist receives three months of free rent with 24 hour access to the shared workspace of the Con Artist Collective, and that artist has yet to be announced.

The creatives featured in the Epic Epoch Group Show are diverse and dedicated artist from around the world. We and the judges are impressed with their vision, their passion, and their work, which we can't wait to share at the inaugural Epic Epoch show.

FEATURING WORK BY ANTJE RIECK, NONA FAUSTINE, KATIE HUBBELL, DAVANA WILKINS, LACEY MCKINNEY, and SHYNN KIM

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Dates: April 13 to April 18th